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Chris Suarez The Golden Days Fern Hill is a poem that celebrates living and youth When describing a farm in Wales The speaker Dylan Thomas focuses mostly on the nature and its elements The nature symbolizes his playfulness careless and naivety its surrounding enables him to enjoy and play which is the most important factor of his life when he is younger Fern Hill is the sheer joy that rings through every work Thomas glories in life in the wonder and beauty and mystery of each living day Fern Hill is like a mirror into Thomas mind He is looking back in time analyzing last couple of years in his life Nothing really mattered before when he was younger but as he becomes aware of his aging process he feels those golden days have passed him by too fast and he might have not fulfilled them with much responsibility Now as I was young and easy1 leads into the fact that at this point of his life Thomas was extremely happy having no doubts about his actions and the world around him By turning a clich into nicer sounds and happy as the grass was green 2 Thomas refreshes the readers mind and has them think from different perspectives He was prince of the apple towns 6 a metaphor for The King of the castle in this case Thomas does not think about the King as an owner and master but more as a about a person having the most blast and confidence In the second stanza Thomas tone changes from enjoyable and relaxed into more urgent demanding and kind of rushing he craves enjoyment for every moment of his life He wants time to stop Time let me play and be 13 and let him live a saying Time does not wait for anyone do not put off for tomorrow what you can do today Is applied and changed into In the sun that
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